New Guidebook Helps Programs Prepare Students for a Lifetime of Mentors

YouthBuild USA is proud to announce the release of Finding Mentors, Finding Success, a new guidebook (with facilitator notes) that can help YBUSA affiliates prepare their students for mentoring relationships once they leave the program.

The guidebook offers practical advice for YouthBuild students on how they can take the lead in finding supportive adults and asking them for targeted support once they leave the YouthBuild program. It offers tips for thinking about how a mentor could help reach goals and strategies for asking potential mentors to take on that role. We have also provided facilitator notes that would allow a YouthBuild teacher, counselor, or other staff member to teach these skills to students and help them practice how to find mentoring support.

So whether your program provides community-based mentors to your students or not, this guidebook can help bring the power of mentoring to the students you serve.